Indiana Radiator Shop offers professional custom design of heat transfer
products. We can provide modified or replacement of a unit not performing to
your needs. Environmental conditions beyond the original design considerations
can in most cases be met with changes we can offer.
- We offer our customers alternative surfaces, construction, and
materials to overcome failures in performance or reliability due to
environment or to accommodate new increased requirements.
- By analyzing your existing units inability to provide sufficient
performance or reliability we can demonstrate where and how design
shortfalls can be overcome reliably.
- All heat transfer products are effected by what is commonly
referred to as fouling. This is the residue build up on the surface
of the material used to transmit heat from one medium to the other.
All materials (air, gas, oil, water, glycol, etc.) deposit
impurities on the surfaces they come in contact with when heat is
transferred. In addition to forming an insulating layer which
inhibits the transfer of heat, this fouling can result in erosion,
corrosion and when severe the plugging of some tubes. When one tube
is plugged and the adjacent is not the thermal expansion is
different causing tubes to fracture joints.
- Significant improvement in performance and reliability can be
achieved if the heat transfer surfaces can be periodically cleaned.
Cleaning intervals are influenced by the fouling material and
accessibility. Simple tests can like measuring adjacent tube
temperatures across the surface of a radiator or air to oil cooler
can indicate the need for internal cleaning. Access to individual
tube cleaning, flushing ports for chemical cycle cleaning and
material changes to allow external pressure washing without fin
degradation are available options. Changes in passes, flow
configuration and surface type as well as material are tools in
Our people, facilities, and equipment offer the resources needed to handle the critical as
well as the unusual.
- People are the key consideration in selecting the business to trust
with your heat transfer service needs. We have personnel with over
forty years in the heat transfer industry. Indiana Radiator Shop is proud
to offer the advantage of our computer knowledge base of over forty
thousand units serviced. With these resources your
product will receive the attention to quality and detail that you deserve.
- Quality Assurance
- Serving the heat transfer needs of industrial clients since 1934
gives Indiana Radiator Shop the knowledge to service your product with
proper methods and procedures. Quick turn around time and assured long
term performance of your product is always the objectives in our
selection of options for design improvement.
- Flexible Resourcing
- Indiana Radiator represents more than fifty vendors offering
virtually any product design and material available today.
Example of Design Modifications
- Radiator Design
- Extend core life by special coatings.
- Coil Design
- Replacement coils redesigned for extended life, ease of service, and
performance. Materials, coatings, method of flow control and optional
failure prevention devices are offered to extend performance and
- Shell and Tube Design
- Common design changes for shell and tube heat exchangers are
materials and surface extension. Finned bundles and shell material
options can reduce cost.